SCOTUS Strikes Down Longer Prison Terms for Federal Gun Crimes

The Supreme Court on Monday struck down a federal law allowing prosecutors to seek stiffer prison sentences for individuals convicted of committing certain crimes involving guns.

In a 5-4 decision, Justice Neil Gorsuch wrote the opinion for the majority, joining the court’s four liberal justices, while Justice Brett Kavanaugh wrote the dissenting opinion and joined the court’s three other conservatives.

The law examined by the court was passed in 1984 as part of a broad revision of the...

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